Screaming Fabric

This little chenille-backed blankie (tutorial here) is for my ballet teacher’s baby girl.  I just fell in love with the fabric.


You see, sometimes I’ll see fabric that isn’t meant to be sewn, but it’s just so cute that it screams to be sewn.  In fact, I heard this set of slightly pricey bed sheets screaming, “Sew me!” just recently.  I justified the purchase because I wanted to give something unique to my Chemisette Handbag test sewers.  So I ordered the sheet set and cut it up, giving half of it away and keeping the rest for myself.


Bing-Bing Bear (named for the bell inside his tummy) likes it too.  Can’t YOU hear those owls and trees screaming?

See the precious dress Lara made out of this fabric here.

25 Responses to “Screaming Fabric”

  1. 3 Melanie November 6, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I’m beginning to think I may need to you be my personal shopper at PBK. Seriously – you end up with awesome stuff….and often times at great prices too. 🙂

  2. 4 Grace November 6, 2008 at 11:23 am

    That fabric is LOVELY. I seem to find great fabric is sheet-form not all that infrequently. The good thing is that it does go on sale!

  3. 5 Missy November 6, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    So cute! I knew I saw that fabric somewhere – you Smartie you!

  4. 6 Jenny November 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I really love these blankets. They make great keepsakes.

  5. 7 Kez November 6, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I have a few babies being born in the next couple of months so that will come in handy.

  6. 9 terriaw November 6, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Wow, I really love that fabric! I think you did the exact right thing with it. I have a couple fabrics like that – I just can’t cut them up. One has a winter scene that I had one quilted with flannel – great lap quilt too. Very cute project!

  7. 10 Marina November 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    I love, love, love that fabric (your blanket and the dress Lara made are both totally adorable). Do you mind sharing the fabric designer? I want to make an owl softie and it would be perfect for that purpose…… kind regards, Marina.

  8. 11 Marina November 6, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Oops, forgot to say I don’t comment often, but love reading your blog.

  9. 12 Beth November 7, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Bing-Bing Bear reminds me of Corduroy!

  10. 14 choubidoune November 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm


    My english is not very good, but i love all your work. And i visite your blog with a lot of pleasure.

    And like we said in french, BRAVO !!! for your work.

    Béatrice, from Bussy saint georges near disneyland paris

  11. 15 Adrienne November 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    What a great idea … use a sheet … I gotta think out of the box … or rather the fabric store!

  12. 17 Spare Ribbon November 8, 2008 at 10:27 am

    That blanket is cute, I can see why you liked the fabric so much.

  13. 18 Kristin November 11, 2008 at 3:01 am

    The fabric is to die for! I would love to have received that when my babies were little. She’ll be thrilled!

    What brand is the sheet set? I’ve GOT to find some of that fabric! 🙂 HUGS!


  14. 19 Tiff@Three Peas November 11, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Beautiful!!! You always find the greatest fabric!

  15. 20 Hilari November 16, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    There is much squeeing from the cuteness. Neighbor dogs howling in agony…

  16. 21 Marguerite November 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Like the fabric! Sooooo cute. It’s a great idea to use sheets to sew. I made a dress for Anne-Marie my daughter in a nice vintage sheet my mom in law had. She also gave me two old fur coats and I think I’ll make cushions out of them.

  17. 22 Marquita November 18, 2008 at 7:04 am

    Beautiful fabric!
    Recently the samed happened to me: I fell in love with some pillow cases from Zara Home and bought a couple to make them into book covers 😀

  18. 23 Kristen December 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Wow – what a genius rotary cutting idea – I need to go right out and find one of those little rulers now. And I always used scissors for curved bits because I thought there was no way – thank you!

  19. 24 minnie December 16, 2008 at 11:47 am

    that is such wonderful fabric! i love your blog! it has inspired me to attempt to make a few blankets….what is the “trick”/”tip” to prevent puckering?!

  20. 25 Claudia December 30, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    I love this fabric. My daughter and I were at the mall today and PBK was having a sale (like every OTHER store). I got a full size duvet cover in this print for $25!!! I haven’t figured out how much yardage that is but I know it was a great deal. I am planning to make a baby blanket for a friend as well as a dress for my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration!

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